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Amb. Benjamin Jyh-Yuan Lo

Exactly 30 years ago after leaving Manila, Amb. Benjamin Jyh-Yuan Lo again found himself in a familiar ground, but with a more challenging diplomatic task.

A native of Kuang Tung Province in China, the incumbent ambassador of the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines initially served as Third Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of China in October 1966 until he was promoted as Second Secretary from January to August 1970. His Philippine stint was succeeded by a number of duties in consulates and embassies in Asia and the United States until he was given the post as TECO representative in this country last November 2000.

Ambassador Lo received his Master of Arts (MA) degree in International Relations from the University of Santo Tomas, after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Diplomacy and an MA Studies in International Law and Diplomacy at National Chengchi University in Taipei.

In his 16 months of stay as head of TECO Manila, he has proposed and convinced the authorities in the Philippines to sit down with the authorities in Taiwan, Republic of China to talk and hopefully soon to sign an Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion between the two countries. This will definitely bring about more investments to the Philippines, an economic assistance that is very timely.

Reference:

  • UST Alumni Association, Inc.
    TOTAL Awards 2002 Souvenir Program
    March 22, 2002, UST Medicine Auditorium
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